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Agriculture Program VISTA Member
Our Food Resourcing Department sources and/or procures food for the food bank. The food may be sourcing via donation at retail partners (e.g. Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Walmart), manufacturers, wholesalers, or local growers and agricultural producers. The Food Resourcing Department also purchases products from growers and vendors, both local and multistate organizations alike. The product that is sourced by the Food Resourcing Department is then utilized by our Agency Network and our internal programs, such as mobile pantries.
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Member Duties : Build the capacity of Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin to leverage fresh produce from Wisconsin farmers through gleaning and direct farm purchasing programs. This VISTA position will establish partnerships and communication channels with farmers. Document existing donation/gleaning agricultural programs and other sources of local and statewide agricultural products, including understanding the gaps, in order to most effectively connect Wisconsin agricultural products to residents in need. In order to make sure that volunteers and staff at the Food Bank are prepared by maximizing use of farm fresh product, the VISTA member will work internally to create systems and standards for handling, sorting, and distributing gleaned and purchased farm products.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
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Agriculture Program VISTA Member

Program Start/End Date
07/01/2022  -   06/30/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WISCONSIN  

Accepting Applications
From  01/08/2022  To  01/17/2023 

Contact Cristina Johnson
2802 Dairy Dr
Madison   WI   53718

Listing ID 112799